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7 min ago | Crooks and Liars

Gun Range Owner: Shooting Uzi Was High On 9-Year Old's Bucket List

I'm all for girl power, but I can't say I've met too many 9-year old girls with a burning desire to take an Uzi into their loving arms and shoot the hell out of a paper target with careful instruction by a licensed instructor.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Scott Walker Urges Voters To Get Their News From Fox News

Scott Walker may be up to his neck in corruption, but that doesn't mean he can't stop to put in a plug for his friends at Fox News.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, US News

Daily Kos

In 2013, Ferguson gave out 10,000 more arrest warrants than people in Ferguson

A new report gives some more insight into the boiling melting pot that was Ferguson, before the tragic events of August 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, US News

ThinkProgress

Feminist Video Game Critic Driven Out Of Her Home By Death Threats From Gamers

Anita Sarkeesian has gotten death and rape threats before for her critiques of the video gaming industry.

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ThinkProgress

Here Are Six Other People Who Were Killed By Guns On The Day A Nine Year-Old Shot A Man With An Uzi

Monday's shooting death of Charles Vacca was a Vacca "just dropped," according to the local sheriff.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Louisiana, US News

The Nation

The New Fight for Racial Justice

Renewing the Struggle for Racial Justice, Post-Ferguson We must face the true causes of the chasm between White and Black America.

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Related Topix: African-American, US News

Common Dreams

Justifying the Kill

Programs like Gardens for Health in Rwanda are evidence of a "self-aware transition from death-affirming to life-affirming structures."

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Agriculture, Science, US News

Truthdig

Victim of McCarthy-Era Witch Hunt calls on U-Illinois not to Fire Critic of Israeli Policies

Note by Juan Cole: In the early 1950s, under the influence of Sen. Joseph McCarthy , a national witch hunt was conducted for leftists.

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, US News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Man Leaves Car To Fatally Shoot Panhandler In Wheelchair

It never fails. Every time we have another one of these mass shootings in the United States, someone in the corporate media is going to book this guy to carry water for the NRA and their desire to just turn us into the wild west and eliminate all Piers Morgan encountered the gun nuts' gun nut, Larry Pratt of the Gun Owners of America, on his CNN ... (more)

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Related Topix: National Rifle Association (NRA), Outdoor Recreation, US News

Crooks and Liars

Pat Robertson Explains Robin Williams' Suicide: 'The Heathen' Worships Idols

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday explained to his viewers that Robin Williams had recently committed suicide because "the heathen" worships false gods like fame and money.

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Daily Kos

Date rape: News outlets do not want to understand the evidence

So, college relationships and sex is the same as it ever was, but the old guard still wants to choose blame over education.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, US News

Daily Kos

9 Year Old Learns How To Shoot Uzi Learns How To Kill.

A shooting range instructor in Arizona was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Guns, Entertainment, Drama, Television, US News

Crooks and Liars

Flashback To 2008: 8-Year-Old Killed While Shooting Uzi At Gun Fair

All this outrage on Morning Joe, and it wasn't even the first time it happened. In deep-blue Massachusetts, even! Except this child ended up killing himself, while his father was right there, supporting him.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Westfield, MA, US News

Truthdig

Playwright Sees Blatant Racism in ADL Ad About Israel's Killing of Children in Gaza

Wallace Shawn translated an ad by the Anti-Defamation League into "plain English" and he found a disturbing message; a Chinese chef meets his end when cooking with a dangerous ingredient; meanwhile, a binational Israel-Palestine state may not be as far off as many think.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestine, IL, Champaign, IL, US News

Common Dreams

Cheney's Legacy: Honesty Still in Short Supply

As the world marks the centennial of World War I, the guns of August are again being oiled by comfortable politicians and the fawning corporate media, both bereft of any sense of history.

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Related Topix: Dick Cheney, Syria, World News, Middle East, Terrorism, US News

ThinkProgress

No, Child Survivors of Sex Trafficking Are Not 'Legitimate Offenders' Of Prostitution

Even though the FBI has identified Washington, D.C. as a high-frequency area for sex trafficking of minors, city officials there are expressing reservations about a critical component of an anti-trafficking law that advocates say would expand protections for survivors of this violence - claiming that some children are prostitution "offenders."

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Truthdig

Open-Ended Cease-Fire Reached in Israel/ Gaza: But How Long Will It Last?

The Palestinians could argue that they have won some concessions. New checkpoints will be open and restrictions on imports into Gaza by Israel will be eased.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Cold War, Entertainment, Television, US News

Daily Kos

Rush Limbaugh Plagued With Deserting Radio Stations - And Now, Dead Air

The news for talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, continues to go from bad to worsea to even worst than that.

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Daily Kos

Elections: Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma primary liveblog #2

AG : 470,000 votes in statewide and the Democratic primary looks just as over as it did before.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, Representative Joe Garcia, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

OpEdNews

A Stock-Market Milestone is Reached, But Who Cares?

Monday morning the Stock Market passed another historic milestone, as the S&P 500 composite index briefly passed the 2,000 mark before ending the day on a record-breaking high .

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